An Intro to The Elder Scrolls Legends for Fans of The Elder Scrolls Online
I came from Elder Scrolls Online originally. The artwork got me, and seeing some of my favourite characters and dungeon bosses hooked me. The tutorial helped me learn the game, and it was fun in the process while it rewarded me with some basic cards. After that, it was the deck building and the freedom to be creative and take an idea, then 5-10 minutes later, actually play that idea and see if it works. From then onward, TES: Legends had my soul.BloodDrunk007 about why he started playing TES: Legends
Are you a player of The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr who got 15 card packs for The Elder Scrolls Legends and a Dragonstone card back? Have you not yet played The Elder Scrolls Legends but want to give it a go? Do you not know if you should download the game, or where you should start? Here is a short guide.
What is The Elder Scrolls Legends?
The Elder Scrolls Legends is a collectible and customizable online strategy card game. It’s a like Hearthstone or Magic: the Gathering, just better. Why?
1. A Card Game in The Elder Scrolls Universe
First of all, it is set in your favorite role-playing universe of The Elder Scrolls and The Elder Scrolls Online. The lore of Tamriel fully applies and you will meet a lot of the heroes, dungeon bosses, races and events you are already familiar with. The card art in Legends is simply top-notch.
I used to be impressed by the artwork for MTG, but TESL blows it out of the water by far!GunterNine about the card art in The Elder Scrolls Legends
2. Single- and PvP-Modes for Long-term Fun
Second, Legends is not just an online card game where two players battle each other. It also comes with extensive single-player modes, like story expansions and solo arena battles. Both are great ways to learn the game and provide you weeks of fun. They also help you jump-start your card collection.
Of course, you can also play against your friends or other human players. The game has two dedicated modes: PvP arena as well as ranked play on the “ladder” system. Here, you can advance to Legend rank, one of the ultimate achievements for new players of the game.
3. Unique Mechanics
The Elder Scrolls Legends also has some very unique mechanics. The two-lane system and the prophecy mechanic are two prominent examples. Both will keep the game interesting and strategically challenging for you for a long time.
How to Best Start with Legends?
If you played The Elder Scrolls Online: Elsweyr anytime between June 11 and June 24, 2019, you will have received a special promotion for Moons of Elsweyr (MoE): 15 card packs and an exclusive cardback. MoE is focused on Khajiit, Necromancers and Dragons. What could be a better time to join? If this is your first time playing Legends, you’ll also need to register for a Bethesda.net account to claim your reward.
Download Legends from the app store for your phone or from the Bethesda site or Steam for your PC. You will start with a tutorial that explains the basic mechanics and grants the first pivotal cards and decks. As your hero is leveled up, you will learn all the mechanics and get more and more cards from the core set. Have a look at the Leveling Rewards article for some additional tips. When you are finished with the tutorial, you can follow our hints in How to Build Your Card Collection in The Elder Scrolls Legends.
Join the Legends Community
If you would like to learn more about the game, there are lots of guides available here on tesl.blog. But you will also find a lot of great content creators on YouTube or Twitch. Tune in to improve your gameplay, find some cool deck ideas, and have fun!
- YouTube Channels – Lots of decks, card reviews, strategy guides and more, over at DragonTamerBlayde, Charm3r, Ianbits and GicaForta.
- Twitch Channels – Watch and interact with some of the best players on twitch: Karakondzhul (BG), MattOblivium (US), TurqoiseLink (AUS), Jele77 (DE), Eolis (NZ), SirProok (US), Elemayo (US), Silverfuse (US), ksedden (RU), Endozoa (US), and many more…
- Subreddit r/elderscrollslegends
- Blood Warriors Guild – Are you a member of an ESO guild? The Blood Warriors Guild is a similar guild for Legends for new and experienced players. It’s hosted on Discord and membership is by-invitation-only. They also have frequent Guild-Open-Days, just message a member or follow their social media channels.